Why do we remember this day? Why do we continue to teach about the Holocaust? How can we possibly expect people to understand what happened in this organized genocide, seeking to "purify" the world and wipe Jews off the face of the Earth?
We remember the anniversaries of the Holocaust and we teach about it because the Holocaust is the possible. How can we expect people to learn from history if we don't teach it? How can we ensure such evil never again rears its head if we don't know about it?
Text excerpted from Why We Must Remember Kristallnacht by Hannah Rosenthal